President’s Dream Colloquium: Dr. Steven Spencer

President’s Dream Colloquium: Dr. Steven Spencer

October 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
KEY Big Data Hub
8888 University Dr
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
President's Dream Colloquium: Dr. Steven Spencer @ KEY Big Data Hub | Burnaby | British Columbia | Canada

We invite you to join us in “Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent” to explore strategies for advancing diversity in the technology sector, critically analyze the culture that has supported a foundation of inequality therein, and engage in multidisciplinary dialogue about the value of creating more space for women and other under-represented groups in technology.

Social Psychological Phenomena

Speaker: Dr. Steven Spencer

Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Chair in Social Psychology, Ohio State University

Dr. Steven Spencer is a preeminent scholar of stereotypes and prejudice and their effects on people’s self-concept and academic performance. He published the pioneering study of stereotype threat on women’s math performance in a 1999 article that has been cited over 2,500 times. Dr. Spencer has more than a decade of experience at the University of Waterloo researching how implicit biases affect women in math and engineering. Dr. Spencer’s more recent experience is in conducting and assessing the overall effectiveness of longitudinal interventions in educational contexts.

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